Skip to content

Join Millions PhDs Who Use Our Job Search Resources Annually

banner-resources

Access Our Job Search Articles, Videos, Radio Shows & Podcasts For Free...

Featured Articles

All
  • All
  • Resumes
  • Negotiation
  • Linkedin
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Careers
  • Radio Show
  • Best Of Transition
  • Special Interest
  • Transition Spotlights

5 Ways To Protect Your Informational Interview And Get A Job Referral

  Contributing Author: Aditya Sharma, Ph.D.  The world is your canvas. What does that even mean? I was a PhD looking for an industry...

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 23rd, 2020

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in...

511 Rejections Later …The Resume That Finally Got Me Hired

Contributing Author: Dwight Lane Before Cheeky Scientist, 6-to-12-month contracts were the best I could get.  Ultimately, my industry transition process took about 2 years...

Why PhDs Took Over The Medical Science Liaison Industry (Interview w/Top MSL)

  “Medical Science Liaison” is a highly respected role with tons of autonomy for PhDs who want to build professional relationships with thought leaders...

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 16th, 2020

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in...

Industry Transition Spotlight: Julie Dela Cruz-Mulders, PhD

Industry Transition: An interview with Julie Dela Cruz-Mulders, PhD, Medical Science Liaison   What is your name, your full job title, and the name...

My 3-Step Job-Search Plan For PhDs In A Bad Economy

Written by Sarah Smith, Ph.D. Finding the right position was one of my biggest challenges once I decided to move into industry.  I had...

Delete Your LinkedIn Profile If It’s Incomplete (Here’s Why)

Isaiah is not stepping around the truth. For PhDs who want an industry job, you should know...   If you build your LinkedIn profile...

Best Of Transition: PhD Jobs & Job Search Strategies, May 9th, 2020

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best articles on topics that help in the search for PhD jobs in...

Most Popular Articles

Negotiate A Higher Starting Salary With These 5 Email Templates

0 Comments
Written by: Aditya Sharma, Ph.D. When I received my first industry interview, I was so excited. I was one step closer to leaving academia and moving into an industry position that suited me perfectly. So, you can imagine my excitement...
VIEW DETAILS

12 Tips On How To Negotiate A Job Offer To Increase Your Starting Salary In Industry

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “I’m sorry, that’s the salary cap for this position.” Wait, what? What’s a salary cap? I mean, I've heard of a salary cap before, in sports. But these were for professional athletes making millions of...
VIEW DETAILS

Top 10 List Of Alternative Careers For PhD Science Graduates

0 Comments
Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. A postdoc was not for me. I knew this well before graduating. I simply did not want to pursue a tenure track position. Too many postdocs and assistant professors I knew were too miserable for...
VIEW DETAILS

5 Types Of Departments In A Company’s Organizational Structure PhDs Must Know

0 Comments
Written by Karin Weigelt, Ph.D. I never thought much about the kits I used in a lab. I thought about the science I was doing, of course. But not about everything that went into putting each kit together and delivering...
VIEW DETAILS

10 Things Smart PhDs Do NOT Put On Their Industry Résumés

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. What are you supposed to do when you send hundreds of résumés out and get nothing back but a few automated responses? This is the question I was trying to answer my last year of...
VIEW DETAILS

An Insider’s Guide On How To Write A Thesis When You’re Short On Time

0 Comments
Written by Dora Farkas, Ph.D., founder of Finish Your Thesis I thought about quitting graduate school in the beginning of my 6th year. I was almost certain that there was no way that I could graduate that year, or ever...
VIEW DETAILS

7 Advantages PhDs Have Over Other Job Candidates

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “Big companies don’t want to hire PhDs because they’re overqualified and too independent.” This is what a career counselor told a room full of students my third year of graduate school. It was 7pm in...
VIEW DETAILS

5 Visa Options International PhD Students Must Know To Work In The U.S.A.

0 Comments
Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. Like most PhD students preparing to graduate, I started applying for jobs early. I felt lucky to receive some positive responses right away. In a very short period of time, I had interviews lined up...
VIEW DETAILS

3 Ways To Avoid Disclosing Your Salary During A Job Interview

0 Comments
Written by: Gemma Paech, Ph.D. After two postdocs at two different universities, I realized that I didn’t enjoy what I was doing anymore. This wasn’t the academic career I had envisioned. All I did was sit at a desk, alone,...
VIEW DETAILS

Why PhDs Should Stop Applying For Postdocs And Start Applying For Research Scientist Positions

0 Comments
Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. I had finally made the decision to leave academia. I loved research but I knew the academic system was broken and that my true calling was to be a research scientist in industry. I knew...
VIEW DETAILS

Why It’s Better To Be A Research Scientist In Industry Than In Academia (It’s More Than The Money)

0 Comments
Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. For years, I grinded my pipetting thumb to the bone at the bench in academia. I spent nearly a decade as a graduate student and a postdoc working mostly alone. I worked on a project...
VIEW DETAILS

7 Career Killing Mistakes PhDs Make That Keep Them Poor And Unhappy

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I wasted the first four years of graduate school focusing on nothing but my research. I thought that if I worked hard in the lab and made my advisor happy that I would have plenty...
VIEW DETAILS

Negotiate A Higher Starting Salary With These 5 Email Templates

0 Comments
Written by: Aditya Sharma, Ph.D. When I received my first industry interview, I was so excited. I was one step closer to leaving academia and moving into an industry position that suited me perfectly. So, you can imagine my excitement...
VIEW DETAILS

12 Tips On How To Negotiate A Job Offer To Increase Your Starting Salary In Industry

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “I’m sorry, that’s the salary cap for this position.” Wait, what? What’s a salary cap? I mean, I've heard of a salary cap before, in sports. But these were for professional athletes making millions of...
VIEW DETAILS

Top 10 List Of Alternative Careers For PhD Science Graduates

0 Comments
Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. A postdoc was not for me. I knew this well before graduating. I simply did not want to pursue a tenure track position. Too many postdocs and assistant professors I knew were too miserable for...
VIEW DETAILS

5 Types Of Departments In A Company’s Organizational Structure PhDs Must Know

0 Comments
Written by Karin Weigelt, Ph.D. I never thought much about the kits I used in a lab. I thought about the science I was doing, of course. But not about everything that went into putting each kit together and delivering...
VIEW DETAILS

10 Things Smart PhDs Do NOT Put On Their Industry Résumés

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. What are you supposed to do when you send hundreds of résumés out and get nothing back but a few automated responses? This is the question I was trying to answer my last year of...
VIEW DETAILS

An Insider’s Guide On How To Write A Thesis When You’re Short On Time

0 Comments
Written by Dora Farkas, Ph.D., founder of Finish Your Thesis I thought about quitting graduate school in the beginning of my 6th year. I was almost certain that there was no way that I could graduate that year, or ever...
VIEW DETAILS

7 Advantages PhDs Have Over Other Job Candidates

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. “Big companies don’t want to hire PhDs because they’re overqualified and too independent.” This is what a career counselor told a room full of students my third year of graduate school. It was 7pm in...
VIEW DETAILS

5 Visa Options International PhD Students Must Know To Work In The U.S.A.

0 Comments
Written by Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D. Like most PhD students preparing to graduate, I started applying for jobs early. I felt lucky to receive some positive responses right away. In a very short period of time, I had interviews lined up...
VIEW DETAILS

3 Ways To Avoid Disclosing Your Salary During A Job Interview

0 Comments
Written by: Gemma Paech, Ph.D. After two postdocs at two different universities, I realized that I didn’t enjoy what I was doing anymore. This wasn’t the academic career I had envisioned. All I did was sit at a desk, alone,...
VIEW DETAILS

Why PhDs Should Stop Applying For Postdocs And Start Applying For Research Scientist Positions

0 Comments
Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. I had finally made the decision to leave academia. I loved research but I knew the academic system was broken and that my true calling was to be a research scientist in industry. I knew...
VIEW DETAILS

Why It’s Better To Be A Research Scientist In Industry Than In Academia (It’s More Than The Money)

0 Comments
Written by Klodjan Stafa, Ph.D. For years, I grinded my pipetting thumb to the bone at the bench in academia. I spent nearly a decade as a graduate student and a postdoc working mostly alone. I worked on a project...
VIEW DETAILS

7 Career Killing Mistakes PhDs Make That Keep Them Poor And Unhappy

0 Comments
Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. I wasted the first four years of graduate school focusing on nothing but my research. I thought that if I worked hard in the lab and made my advisor happy that I would have plenty...
VIEW DETAILS

Article Categories

Podcasts

Books

Top 20 Industry Jobs For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Arunodoy Sur, PhD

Learn about the top 20 industry careers for PhDs (regardless of your academic background). In this eBook, you will gain insight into the most popular, highest-paying jobs for PhDs – all of which will allow you to do meaningful work AND get paid well for it.

View Details

Industry Resume Guide For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Learn how to craft the perfect industry resume to attract employers. In this eBook for PhDs, you will get access to proven resume templates, learn how to structure your bullet points, and discover which keywords industry employers want to see most on PhD resumes.

View Details

Salary Negotiation For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Learn advanced salary negotiation strategies for PhDs. In this eBook, you will learn how to set your “walkaway number,” spot “appeal-to-authority” tactics,  and avoid “muddying the waters.” You will also learn the one question that can increase your salary by as much as $10,000.

View Details

Top 20 Transferable Skills For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Learn the top 20 transferable skills that industry employers ranked as “most important” for PhDs to include on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. In this eBook, you will learn to start speaking the language of industry so that hiring software algorithms and hiring managers will notice you.

View Details

Informational Interviews For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Jeanette Mcconnell

Learn how to set up and execute informational interviews with PhDs and other professionals working in industry. In this eBook, you will learn exactly which questions to ask during an informational interview and how to turn that interview into a successful job referral.

View Details

Top 40 Networking Scripts For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Cathy Sorbara, PhD

Learn how to get replies from top employers and recruiters as a PhD. This eBook will show you the exact words and phrases to use when following up after phone screens, video interviews, site visits, informational interviews, networking meetups, salary negotiations, and more.

View Details

Advanced Topics In 4-10 Color Compensation

Tim Bushnell, PhD

All the advanced color compensation tips you need to greatly improve the quality of your cytometry experiments. This eBook covers critical items in fluorescence compensation, including the pitfalls of manual compensation, beam shaping, colinear systems… And more!

View Details

Modern Flow Cytometry

Tim Bushnell, PhD

The commercial innovations of flow cytometry have had an important impact on how researchers conduct experiments. This book provides instructions and guidelines for performing successful experiments in modern flow cytometry. Contents include a guide to autofluorescence control, antiboy ranking, performing a T-test, improving cell recovery… And more!

View Details

Complete LinkedIn Guide For PhDs

Isaiah Hankel, PhD & Alejandra Viviescas, PhD

Learn how to build the perfect LinkedIn profile to attract hiring managers and recruiters. In this eBook for PhDs, you will get access to proven strategies to appear on searches, learn how to structure each of your profile sections, and discover how to get responses from your connections and increase your credibility.

View Details